Glamping isn’t a new concept – it’s been there for quite some time now. But glamping in spectacular locales? That’s new and totally rad and on a late night travel binge, we decided to find the best, most discreet glamping spots we’ve ever seen. And with a little help from a Watermelon martini and Instagram, we managed to catch up with 6 of the brightest luxury camping spots you can choose for your glamping experience this year.
Okay, so we’ll admit – Lapland is our new love. And our #goals for watching the elusive Aurora Borealis got us to this new remote lodge with zero light pollution and wide open spaces. The Aurora Dome is our favourite because there are only 4 glamping tents, that too in front of the frozen Lake Torassieppi. Complete with heaters, camping gear and a cozy fireplace – this one’s already a winner!
If you’re all about camping in a rocky desert and waking up to the view of the snowy high Atlas Mountains, then please book yourself into the most glamorous of glamping spots in Morocco, the Scarabeo Camp. Look at the big picture – a dozen oriental-inspired tents 35 kilometers from Marrakech, in the small rocky desert of Agafay, with 360° views of the snow-capped Atlas mountains. The decor is noteworthy, with unique sourced pieces like African woven mats, Berber rugs and Moroccan lanterns alongside locally crafted artwork that makes for great pictures.
Jordan’s Big Deal
Okay, so first things first – Jordan is probably the most underrated camping sites of all. And this unique luxury dome getaway in Wadi Rum Desert, is known to give you a glimpse of how life is on Mars at Sun City Camp. First, it’s glamping in an exclusive environment with awesome mountain views and the evening sky in all its glory. You could also try Arabian horseback and camel riding, buggy and jeep adventures, hot air ballooning and rock climbing – all operated and handled by the local Bedouins. Plus, Elon Musk stayed there, just saying!
Botswana is a relatively new location for glamping and Mombo Camp in the Okavango Delta is as discreet as they come. They come with 9 tents that come with a veranda and indoor and outdoor showers. You could also try the two plunge pools and have dinner under the stars if you want. What can you do there? Go for game drives, work out in the wilderness and have a bush brunch – yep, all new and exciting things!
Say Hi To Serengeti
You heard of this National park for sure but do you realise that camping here is known to be one of the best experiences in the world? Firstly, you could view the wild beast migration blissfully. It comes with just 6 open-plan walk-in Meru tents and an attached en-suite bathroom. The main dining tent is supposed to be amazing and sits in the middle of the line of tents, with a fireplace alongside a library/bar tent nearby. The Nomad Tanzania camp moves throughout the Serengeti National Park, changing the location to follow the movements of the migration so that’s kinda cool. But don’t worry, it won’t move on your stay – it just changes camp every few days.
Okay, so it’s in India and that’s big big deal. And it’s open only a few months – from October through May each year, which is known to be the best season for wildlife spotting. Aman-i-Khás, as it’s called is located alongside Ranthambore National Park. And what do we have here? 10 luxury air-conditioned tents with canopies draped Mughal style for some great Instagram-views. They even have a spa for those soothing massages you’d crave after a guided wildlife viewing trips.
Latha Sunadh is a Consulting Editor who starts her day with a cold brew and a crazy to-do list scribbled carelessly on pink post-its. She writes to combat FOMO and aspires to YOLO into the future. She’s all about self-care Sundays and barely-there Mondays. Presently navigating her tough 30s with a brave smile and a mad 5-year old. Constantly searching for cult beauty products, new ideas and sanity – in that order!